COVID-19 in Children: New Cases on the Rise Again

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The number of new COVID-19 cases in children rose for the third time in the last 4 weeks, reaching the highest point since mid-February, according to a report from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association.   Just over 73,000 cases were reported […]

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New York Variant Harbors a Third Worrisome Mutation

(Reuters) – Researchers are learning more about the SARS-CoV-2 variant that’s on the rise in New York City. The variant is known to contain the same E484K mutation seen in variants in Brazil and South Africa that is believed to make COVID-19 vaccines and antibody therapies less effective, as well as a mutation called S477N that helps the virus bind […]

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The doctor postponed his retirement to help in the Corona-crisis – now he died of Covid-19

They called him “our Jay-Z”. With 62 years of the popular New York doctor James Mahoney wanted to actually go in pension. But then, the Coronavirus came from. Mahoney decided to move his pension. Now he died on the Covid-19. Since the beginning of his career, Mahoney has worked almost 40 years at the University hospital in Brooklyn, and later […]

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Bloomberg announces $50 million to fight opioid epidemic

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s charity has announced a $50 million donation to help fight the nation’s opioid epidemic. Bloomberg Philanthropies says over the next three years it’ll help up to 10 states address the causes of opioid addiction and strengthen prevention and treatment programs. Its initiative involves a partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, The […]

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